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Glass Hollow Table & Tavern Opening This Summer in Shelbyville

Updated: Jul 7, 2023

Think sizzling steak cooked to perfection and served with the freshest ingredients available on a plate prepared just for you. As the server carries it to your table at the restaurant, the dish leaves a trail of smoky, delicious flavors in its wake. In the heart of Shelbyville’s renovated downtown and along the Tennessee Whiskey Trail, Glass Hollow Table & Tavern welcomes foodies to enjoy “the best steak around” in a unique space offering upstairs and downstairs dining with bars in each area, according to owner Jeb House.

“Customers can expect a traditional steakhouse with regularly changing featured/seasonal items,” House says, adding that they can also expect a great salad bar and top-notch cocktail offerings.

House plans to invite visitors to have a memorable experience, enhanced by the unique interior space.

“Glass Hollow will be unique on a few different fronts,” he explains. “First, it will be a destination for all of our fellow foodies. Second, we will have both upstairs and downstairs dining with bars in each. We will also be able to seat up to 60 in a private dining room downstairs and 40 upstairs.”

Another unique aspect to Glass Hollow Table & Tavern is offering four or five short-term rentals that will be available to guests and visitors traveling along the Tennessee Whiskey Trail to Jack Daniel Distillery, Cascade Hollow, home to George Dickel whisky, and Uncle Nearest.

“Our location is distinctly unique as the center of this ‘Whiskey Triangle’ between three great Tennessee distilleries,” House said. “We will focus on whiskey flights for each of these brands, along with comparison flights for each grade of whiskey to taste one against the other.”

Glass Hollow Table & Tavern’s menu will consist of core items and seasonal dishes. The restaurant will focus on quality instead of quantity.

“Our core menu will be a front/back page while being supplemented with two to five featured/seasonal items that will change regularly,” House says. “We don't want an overbearing menu for our guests. Pages and pages of items can create difficulties for the back-of-house staff and also leave guests with an overwhelming decision to be made at the table …. We would rather be excellent at a traditional steakhouse menu while still being able to utilize the freshest ingredients possible for our featured/seasonal items.”

House’s mother, Chavigny Beasley, co-owns Glass Hollow Table & Tavern. House’s background is in accounting and finance, spending several years as a finance and insurance manager. Most recently, their combined efforts and attention have been focused solely on preparing Glass Hollow Table & Tavern for welcoming guests.

“I currently own and operate M·A·C Daddies food truck while working closely with our architect and contractor to finalize the restaurant for opening,” House says. “My mom has a background in retail and hospitality having owned and operated two restaurants previously. We decided to open Glass Hollow because every town needs a white tablecloth restaurant—even though we're using black tablecloths—a place where folks can come to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and all the other special life events that deserve to be spent with friends and family enjoying a great meal.”

Expected to open this summer, the restaurant will be located in the old Knox Pitts Hardware building on the Shelbyville square at 123 S. Side Square.


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